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The Glasgow Girls' Stories

In 2005, seven schoolgirls began a campaign against the UK government for better treatment of asylum-seeking families. Ten years on, they reflect on how their story has been told.

In 2005, the lives of seven 15-year-old schoolgirls from Drumchapel High School in Glasgow changed forever when one of them, Agnesa Mursulaj, was removed in a dawn raid carried out by UK immigration authorities.

Agnesa and her family had been settled in Scotland for five years. They were seeking asylum since fleeing their homeland of Kosovo, where their lives were in danger due to their Roma ethnicity. Devastated by her sudden disappearance, Agnesa's friends began a vigorous campaign against the UK government, to stop her deportation and put an end to dawn raids involving children.

Their inspirational story has since been the catalyst for two BBC documentaries, a National Theatre of Scotland musical and a BBC drama.

Ten years on, the Glasgow Girls are back together to reflect on all the different ways their story has been told.

29 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Jun 2015 04:00


Role Contributor
Producer Emma Bond
Director Emma Bond
Executive Producer Sarah Proctor


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